The long wait is over !!!!
I have been waiting for Lilly´s Puppies for 3 years and the waiting game was almost unbearable since I was fortunate to welcome Adoro to my pack :-)
I was planing to breed Lilly to Adoro on her last heat but as it never ever comes the way one planse it, Lilly decided to come in heat too soon and therefore Adoro was too young for his health testing. WOW I tell you, it was so hard to resist this breeding and not too have this Puppies at that time was very hard for me - I had to wait that long and now I had to wait even longer just because of a few weeks .... but well thats life.
As much as I wanted the Puppies, to breed my dogs untested was and still is a big NO-GO for me. I am very proud of all of my dogs and I think it is irresponsible from any breeder to breed from untested dogs. We are never able to give a 100% guarantee that every Puppy is perfect and healthy but at least we can TRY to breed a perfect and healthy Puppy.
But my patience has been rewarded with a very sweet creme/apricot/red girl and a creme/apricot/red Parti boy. The genetics with this colours work a bit defferent in the Partis so time will tell what colour they will be.
Lilly gave birth to a totall of 7 Puppies. The others are all black Mismarkes and might turn blue or silver. All Puppies are very big, strong and aktive and Lilly is fab as a first-time-mother.
But as I said above - it never comes the way one plans it. As I held Castiel in my hands I did had to fight back my tears but this time they where not treats of joy and happysess like they used to be but rather tears of sadness as with the secound I saw my little boy all the pain and sorrow which I went through as I lost Felia came back.....
But here they are :-)
Please klick on the names.
Here are a few photos from the birth.
First Puppy is on its way. A big girl and Lilly was not realy happy about it. 462g is a lot for a new Mummy and it was the first born Puppy. I am so happy for Lilly that little Ileana came the right way out, bless her.
Ileana was born in the kitchen and Kijara was very happy about this as she was allowed to help cleaning the newborn :-) But we did go into my bedroom after Lilly was settled and has realized what has just happend to her. She was so excited about it but ever so gently too.
The first 3 Puppies - Ileana, Isabella and Isilya
Puppies are 2 weeks old and are growing very nicely. They all have opend their eyes, found their bark and growl and are able to walk - an d quite fast too. this babys are incredible aktive for their age and they will only be in the diningroom for a nother few days. It is very funny to see watch them "running" around the dining room all heading in different directions but it does not help me to toilet train the Puppis. They need to be in a Puppypen where they are only able to go in one direction and that will automatecly lead the Puppies to the Puppytoilet :-) Lilly is still a great mother and all of the dogs are allowed to take care of her Puppies. I have also started to bottlefeed the Puppies. Lilly surly has enough milk but the bottlefeeding will help me with the clippertraining which I will start in a few days :-) I bottlefed La Vitas Puppies and the clippertraining was fab. Then I had Kijaras Puppies which I "only" handfed and the clippertraining was not that easy so now I will try the bttle again and see if thats the key to success - I will let you know next week.
3 weeks .... and the Puppies are growing and growing and growing :-) Isabella is still the smalles in the litter but with just over 1900g much bigger then all of my other Spoo Puppies. Ileana is leading the "race" wirth 2329g All of this Puppies are very bright and aktive. The littertraining is coming on much faster then with my other Puppies. They are all very nosy and are wandering around in the garden quite fast away from the "nest" They are very happy to play and interakt with all of my other dogs and are even trying to tell the bigger Spoopuppies off if they get to rough. The Puppies start to follow me and respond to my voice much better. They are always happy to be cuddled or picked up - whether its me or visitors - they dont mind. The only time when they show their true age is when Lilly nurse her Puppies and when they are tired. If they think its time to sleep, then they will just drop down where they are, bless them. I was planing to keep Castiel and Legend but now I will wait untill the Puppies are abot 8 to 10 weeks before I pick my Puppies. Lilly and Adoro are high inteligent, easy to train, always happy to be around me and to work with me. They are very loyal and stunning. Not more then 25% of the Puppies character is inheritated and the way this litter is develloping, I might be very lucky to get a nother Lilly and Adoro but thats something I can´t tell at such young age. If I decide to rather keep one of the black Puppies, then Castiel and Legend will be looking for a Foster Family or a Co-Owner.
Here are a few Photos.
The Puppies are 4 weeks today. All are doing fine and after a few days of rain they were all happy to go out again today. They also had their first meal today which they looooved - fresh tripe :-)
The little I-Pups are 5 weeks old. I am totally over the moon as they are 100% toilet trained and 90% housetrained during the day, yeeepi. And the best is, that the weather forecast looks realy good so the training will be going on. This Puppies are still huge and it looks as if at least 50% of this Puppies will be "Royal" Poodles WOW. All of them have very big and strong paws already which I normaly saw on my Standard Poodle Puppies with about 8+ weeks. This babys are full of fun and enjoy to play and to be cuddled. They are not scared and love to explore.
Some more photos :-)
Puppies are 7 weeks today. All are growing nicely and most of them have already more then 5Kg. Ilusion and Isilya are blue and the other 3 black Puppies seem to stay black. All Puppies are housebroken and are clean through the night :-) But the downside is, that they wake me up in the eary morning hours to get out to toilet, awww such clever Puppies.
WOW 8 weeks already. All Puppies are fab - full of life and playful. They have their Vet appointment on the 26th of Septmber for their health check and first vaccination.
There are only 3 Puppies left from this litter. Come and meet them :-)
The Puppies had a very exciting day yesterday :-) They had their very first carride. We drove 1h to get to my Grandad where the Puppies had a little play in the garden, then they had a rest in the house and after a good sleep we made our way to the Vets for their health check and first vaccination. The Puppies have been as good as gold - no crying, no vomit, no sloobering - just perfect Puppies. The health check and Vaccination went very well and non of the Puppies have been bothered about it, I am soooo very proud of my Babys. The Health Checks went very good, apart from Ilusion who has a little solid Umbilica Hernia.
Puppies on the way to Stowmarket :-)
First stop at my Grandads. Puppies are all very sleepy but where very aktive and happy once they were in the garden.
Puppies enjoying a break before we go to the Vets, bless them.
Back at home and sooooo very tired. Its been a long day for them with a lot of the things to see. i am so proud of the babys and Lilly. They done so very well.
We had a very sunny and warm day yesterday so we spended most of the afternoon in the garden. The Puppies were playing and the Doggies have enjoyed the sun :-)
Just a few more photos :-)
Puppies are 10.5 weeks old in this Photos.
Castiel is staying here with us, Ileana and Legend are still under evulation - I just dont know which one to keep. Iluandra is still waiting for her family.
Iluandra, Ileana, Legend, Castiel and Jasper have been to the Vet today for their secound health check and secound Puppy vaccination. All Puppies have past the health check and have been great with the injection :-) So just one more week untill the Puppies can go out, will be great fun to take them to the fields.
The carride was no problem at all and the Puppies have been as relexed as always, jepiiii.